I’ve still been walking, but have been staying in the campgrounds for the most part. (mostly due to a really bad tick season.) However the ticks have subsided for the most part, and I have been thinking about my youth. (back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth)
This time of year the Jewel Weed (Touch-Me-Nots) are blooming and give you the opportunity to amaze the kids. You know, let them have fun with some “Mother Nature Stuff” instead of their cell phones.
This is Jewel Weed and the little dingies there are the seed pods.
The neat part is, if you touch a mature seed pod (it will have darker stripes like the ones shown), it will explode and throw it’s seeds to the winds.
The Kids Love It!!!
Meanwhile, I’ve been chainsaw carving what’s left of a one hundred year old Maple tree that used to live in front of my home. I’m tracking the progress of the carving on my Western Artist Newsletter website. This project will continue well into next year, so if your interested in “Checking Out” my progress, you can subscribe on the Western Artist Newsletter site (It’s Free) and you will receive a email every time I post something.
It should be fun if the tree don’t fall on me,